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- n. A mission, operation to reach and rescue people in urgent need, as after a disaster
- n. A religious mission set up (usually in poor city quarters) to rescue human 'derelicts' from a wasted life of sin, the final aim being conversion
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I had talked to Chuck Campion, the classic Boston pol who had been parachuted in to help save the state—a quadrennial rescue mission he’d take on again in 2004.
Hamden brigantine, in rescue mission to Nova Scotia, 68-69
Lucy's rescue mission in the woods ... the preponderance of Lumptons in the Potatoes.
Two days after von Ribbentrop's rescue mission the Soviets made another attempt to break through, this time with stronger forces.
"She said someone had been accidentally left aboard Central, and that you'd personally authorized a rescue mission even though the catapult was officially shut down, because a blue-three supersedes other orders ..."
I knew that if word of the rescue mission leaked out in advance, we’d hear this from some in Congress: “Sure, it’s starting small, but once you make that first commitment, Grenada’s going to become another Vietnam.”
The satellites had spotted Georges dad, a rescue mission had been dispatched to pick him up, and he had returned safely to the mother ship and been reunited with Georges mom.